|Year Int.||Late 1944|
The M4A3 76 W HVSS Sherman is a variant of the M4 Sherman. The M4 Sherman, officially the Medium Tank, M4, was the primary tank used by the United States and the other Allies in World War II, and proved to be a reliable and highly mobile workhorse. With the addition of the 76mm M1A2 gun, the Easy Eight could penetrate the frontal armor of Heavily armoured german tanks like the Panther and the Tiger. The Easy Eight was so effective that it was still effective well into the Korean War. However, in the film it inaccurately says that the Shermans 76mm M1A2 couldn't penetrate the frontal armour of the Tiger which it in real life could.
In the film Fury, the main tank, Fury, is an M4A3 76 W HVSS Sherman, with "FURY" painted on the barrel of the main cannon.
In spite of being outweighed by the German tanks later in the war, the Sherman still proved more effective overall than the Panther according to a US Army Ballistic Research Lab study. The Addition of the new gun (M1A1) only made the Sherman more effective. Thousands were distributed to the Allies, including the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union, in the lend-lease program. The M4 was the second most produced tank of the World War II era, after the Soviet T-34, and its role in its parent nation's victory was comparable to that of the T-34. The M4A3 76 W HVSS variant was upgraded with widetrack Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) and fitted with the 76mm High Velocity cannon.